A master degree award for Mathieu!
Mathieu Simard, in the second year of master degree, was awarded with a studentship complement of the Quebec Respiratory Health Network (RSR) of 5000$ for his master degree project on the development of a genetic risk score to evaluate the risk of developping atopic dermatitis or the atopic march in two canadian cohorts. Congratulations Mathieu!
A post-doctoral fellowship award for Andrée-Anne!
Andrée-Anne Hudon Thibeault was awarded with a post-doctoral fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research of 40 000$ per year for the three next years to complete her post-doctoral fellow at the Canada Research Chair in Environment and Genetics of Respiratory Diseases and Allergy.She is working on a project on placental epigenetic modifications in the fetal programming of depression and cardiovascular alterations following in utero exposure to pre-eclampsia. Congratulations Andrée-Anne!
A major grant for the research project on epidermolysis bullosa simplex!
A grant of 385 000$ has been awarded by the EB Research Partnership and the EB Medical Research Foundation in partnership with the Oros Family to fund the project on correction of mutations causing EBS using the genome editing approcah CRISPR-cas9. This project is lead by the invited researcher Mbarka Bchetnia and the funding will help to continue this project as well as contributing to the training of students. Congratulations!
A grant from the GDPL foundation for the project on epidermolysis bullosa simplex!
A research grant of 25 000$ was awarded by the Fondation du grand défi Pierre Lavoie to support the work on epidermolysis bullosa simple (EBS) supervosed by the invited researcher Mbarka Bchtenia. This project aim to correct causative mutations of EBS by correcting the DNA. Congratulations!
An award for Jolyane!
Jolyane Meloche, post-doctoral fellow, won the second prize for the best poster at the 12th edition of the journées génétiques du Réseau de Médecine Génétique Appliqué (RMGA) on april 30 to may 1st. Her poster was about a genetic study on men with complete or partial agenesis of the corpus callosum. Congratulations Jolyane!